The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Notes from the Field

Outside the Vitoria chapel
"We experienced a miracle on Thursday."

The Elders in Vitoria had an interesting experience this week. They were talking with the manager of a locutorio (an Internet cafe where they write their emails home). They discussed the gospel with her briefly, but she had a number of customers and they did not get a chance to obtain her contact information.

Three days later they were on the other side of town looking up a former investigator. The investigator was not home so they decided to ring a few bells to see if they could get in the building and talk with someone. A woman answered when they rang the first bell, they asked if they could come up and visit with her, and she let them in. When she opened the door to her apartment, she was as surprised as they were - it was the manager of the locutorio whom they had contacted earlier in the week! They confirmed an appointment to come back and teach her.

We love miracles!